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“Excellent hotel, great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Athens Lotus Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Chiou Street, Athens 10438, Greece   |  
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Ranked #34 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Beaufort, SC
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“Excellent hotel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights in the Athens Lotus. The best thing about this property is the staff -- very helpful and extremely efficient. We had problems with the safe (my fault!) and their patience was remarkable :) they are also quite knowledgeable about the history of the building and its restoration. The breakfast buffet is just wonderful and quite extensive. The rooms are comfortable and the bath spacious. The best thing about this hotel is its location -- literally steps from the Metro which takes you anywhere you want to go in 5 minutes tops. It was quite easy to hop on and go to the Plaka for dinner, shopping, etc. For 3 Euros you can purchase a 24-hour ticket for all lines -- what a value. I would absolutely stay at this boutique hotel again if I were in Athens.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grafing, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

The hotel itself is very nice and has a very good standard.
The location is only average, as you can't find any good restaurants, bars or anything like that close to it. However, it is a 2 minutes walk to the next subway station, so easy to get wherever you want. At night the only chance to get back is by taxi. So the savings you might have by not going into a hotel in Plaka, will be gone by taking a taxi at night. Still I would choose this hotel instead of the one I had in Plaka!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

we stayed here for 3 nights in total. Our double room on the 4th floor with small balcony was excellent. ( lift available ) The bed was very comfortable, good shower and toiletries provided. Big white bath towels, and bathrobe and slippers. The room was clean, air conditioned, with a small bar fridge and safe.
Breakfast was very good, with plenty of choice, from a cooked breakfast to cakes, cereals, fruit, yogurt and lovely greek honey!
A few minutes walk straight up the road to the metro, and very easy to get into the tourist areas of Athens.
The area is safe and we never felt uncomfortable when walking....their is a large police station on the main road.
Staff were very friendly and helpful, all spoke very good English.
Could not fault this hotel, and would recommend...but book early as it was full when we were there!
There is building work across the road, but this did not disturb us ,as the room had air conditioning and so the windows were shut, so not a problem.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newry, Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights. The location itself is OK, it is right beside the Metaxourghio station, but it isn't the best area. Having said that, you can be at Akropoli station 20 minutes after leaving your room!

The rooms are fine, if a bit small (but normal for these smaller European hotels.) The bathroom was excellent. The breakfast buffet is very good and well stocked. The breakfast room is a pizzeria for the rest of the day, but we didn't use it. There is one taberna just around the corner - handy if you arrive into Athens very late, and the small cafe across the road doesn't look the best, but it is great for a late night beer before retiring! Two half litre beers and two bottles of water for €6 is good value.

The hotel has free wifi but I found it an absolute pain to use. Frequently unable to actually get on the web, and when it did connect, it took an age. Maybe the wired connection is better but you have been warned!

The streets get busy around the hotel from about 7am-ish and there is construction going on across the road, so a room off to the side or to the back would be better. When the construction is finished, it would not be loud at all.

This is a well-priced hotel which has a good location for those who are in Athens to get out and explore the sights. Recommended!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Upstate NY
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

This is a great hotel that is located 3 stops away from Syntagma stop which is the main metro stop for Plaka. This hotel is only a block away from it's metro stop and going to and from the airport and around Athens was so easy. The hotel itself is quite clean, quiet and comfortable. I am not sure why people think this is in a bad area. They must not be used to big cities. It's quite safe to walk to the metro and back. Yes, there are no restaurants or sites within 5 min. walking distance but it really is no big deal. I'd rather stay here than a noisy and busy Plaka area. Complementary breakfast was excellent especially in a city where breakfast does not seem to be that important. Internet did not work very well but it is available wireless. We were really glad that we stayed here.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

We stayed here for a long weekend. The location is great just a 3 min walk from Line 2 of the metro, which is the same line as the Acropolis and Syntagma (Central Athens & interchange to Line 3 for airport). The local area doesn't have much to offer but being so close to the metro meant this wasn't an issue and we never felt unsafe even late at night.

The hotel itself is very charming with a small bar / restaurant. The room was clean bright and contemporary with a modern bathroom and a flush toilet that worked (luxury in Greece!!). Not enourmous but have stayed in much smaller in NYC (yes thats despite what the Americans say about european rooms !!). We had a safe, mini bar and the air con was on all the time for no extra charge. Despite being near a major road and opposite a building site it was really quiet and we had no noise disturbances either from within the hotel or external. There was also a lift which gave us no issues.

Breakfast was a hot & cold buffet served from 7 - 10am we only ate twice but had no complaints.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Theres free wi fi (if you have brought your laptop) and check out is 12 noon.

A great little place that I would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

This really is a lovely hotel. The rooms have been recently renovated so they are fresh and clean and modern. The breakfast that is provided each morning is extremely substantial. The only potentially negative comment is the area that the hotel is located in - a couple of dodgy areas/streets surround it - but we never had any issues and all the other aspects made it worthwhile.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 Chiou Street, Athens 10438, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Athens Lotus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4* star boutique hotel is conveniently near the Metaxourgeio (metro station) & in walking distance from historical monuments (Acropolis museum, Parthenon, Ancient Agora, National Archaeological museum).As well away from the commercial spots of town like Plaka, Monastiraki, Syntagma & Kolonaki square. The National railway station (Larissas station) is only 2 minutes walking from the hotel.It offers elegant and comfortable standards rooms with free Wi-Fi, 19’’ LCD TVs and free parking.Athens Lotus disposes elegantly appointed rooms and suites, all equipped with double glazed soundproof windows, anatomic mattresses, air conditioning and heating, mini-bar and safety deposit box convenient for laptop.The hotel’s multilingual reception is at the guest’s disposal on a 24- hour basis.Rooms: 31 ... more   less 
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